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My Shots From Today  i also have a video uploaded to my youtube channel with a ride along  these trains are really beautiful and today was a successful day no delays no problems occurred eve

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5 hours ago, cta5658 said:

Looks Cool!

Too many sideways seats at the 'A' end of the car.  No reason that the last pair can't be turned to face forward or backwards.  Even worse, the CTA will take those pairs out of some cars to allow space for the ice melting equipment, when they could install seats that flip up.

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15 hours ago, strictures said:

Any idea why there are keypads on the outside at the B ends of each car?

Gonna take a shot in the dark and say it’s an unlock feature. Like when operators walk to a closed train with a key and unlock a door for themselves to walk in and set themselves up 

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I was tracking down a few dates of the timeline of when the new #5000 series, were being tested at Bryn Mawr and when they went into in service testing on the lines. The #5000s were tested at Bryn Mawr 10/20/09 and the first in service testing was in April of 2010, so we may have 6 months to wait until we can see these cars in action at the public level. 

Was reading a little about the manufacturing process. The shells are made in China sent over on a boat to the US porting at either Houston or LA. I know LA has a big customs outfit for imports out there. Never heard about Houston before. Anyway the shells are then transported on flatbed trucks to the south side CRRC plant where the assembly happens. Some components are american in the cars some Chinese. It seems like a big process just getting the shells here. I like the colored ends I hope CTA does not nix that from future orders. 

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On 10/7/2020 at 10:13 PM, chicagocubs6323 said:

The 7000s are another step closer to running in passenger service.  They were testing at Bryn Mawr today.

I saw this video directly on YouTube when you first posted it. Very nice shots. 

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On 12/9/2020 at 10:55 PM, chicagocubs6323 said:

 

Great work my friend. Was thinking I was dreaming when I saw The #7000's on the Forest Pk branch. I was watching those cars sway and was thinking about them breaking there new toy for Xmas. Then it stopped at the tracks leading to Morgan middle and I was like no don't do it. The cars went into Morgan middle I was like man what a ripoff!! Did they ever go to Forest Pk? Seems funny, they just have the 4 cars. Where are the other 6? They are supposed to be testing them all. They got to be at Skokie Shops or I would be asking the company WTH!! Nothing is going to test in service without those cars.

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47 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

Great work my friend. Was thinking I was dreaming when I saw The #7000's on the Forest Pk branch. I was watching those cars sway and was thinking about them breaking there new toy for Xmas. Then it stopped at the tracks leading to Morgan middle and I was like no don't do it. The cars went into Morgan middle I was like man what a ripoff!! Did they ever go to Forest Pk? Seems funny, they just have the 4 cars. Where are the other 6? They are supposed to be testing them all. They got to be at Skokie Shops or I would be asking the company WTH!! Nothing is going to test in service without those cars.

yea this set went from the incline to ohare and then from ohare to forest park 

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1 hour ago, BusHunter said:

Great work my friend. Was thinking I was dreaming when I saw The #7000's on the Forest Pk branch. I was watching those cars sway and was thinking about them breaking there new toy for Xmas. Then it stopped at the tracks leading to Morgan middle and I was like no don't do it. The cars went into Morgan middle I was like man what a ripoff!! Did they ever go to Forest Pk? Seems funny, they just have the 4 cars. Where are the other 6? They are supposed to be testing them all. They got to be at Skokie Shops or I would be asking the company WTH!! Nothing is going to test in service without those cars.

As far as I know it is rumored there are 16 cars at Skokie, which is a shock to me.  My best guess is that they were testing to see how they run on both the O'Hare and Congress branches and clearance testing, which is why you see the cameras by the doors.  The clip at Morgan Middle, the train was coming from Forest Park and was on its way back to Skokie.  

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